Inspiring
the future

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, is the gateway to a world of wonder. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STEM professionals work at the leading edge of our nation’s most advanced technological breakthroughs. STEM is our future.

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Participate in STEM

DoD STEM supports a wide variety of activities including after-school programs, competitions, and internships for students and professional development and training for educators. Learn about upcoming STEM opportunities in your area or online.

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Upcoming STEM Events & Deadlines

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Explore

DoD STEM partners with organizations nationwide to offer resources for students, parents, educators, mentors, and more! From math clubs to robotics competitions, the Explore section has something for everyone interested in STEM.

Find DoD STEM & STEM Partners

DoD STEM partners offer a broad range of instructional aides, activities and events to make learning STEM fun and exciting.

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Video Library

Check out videos of DoD STEM professionals as they explore scientific and technical efforts at DoD laboratories nationwide.

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What are you interested in?

Want to be a robotics engineer or a chemist? View different types of STEM careers.

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Meet DoD STEM

STEM professionals and alumni who are making an impact through STEM.

Meet STEM Professionals & Alumni

Dr. Abigail Juhl
Dr. Abigail Juhl
Materials Research Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dasia Taylor
Dasia Taylor
Student Scientist, University of Iowa
DoD STEM Blog

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Where's My Champion? The Importance of Mentors Who Look Like Their Students

“When students are exposed to different backgrounds, points of view and cultures they become more open-minded and willing to work with others. Never underestimate the power of a person seeing themselves in the experiences of another person.”

Antia Thomas
Middle School Science Teacher, North Carolina

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Where’s My Champion?
The Importance of Mentors Who Look Like Their Students

Citizen Schools’ Catalyst program pairs mentors from diverse backgrounds with students to engage in meaningful real-world, problem-based projects that bridge gaps in education so that all students can succeed. In order to imagine themselves pursuing a career in STEM, students need to have authentic experiences, see diversity in their classrooms and be exposed to STEM career pathways.

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About DoD STEM

DoD STEM supports hands-on learning opportunities, teacher enrichment, scholarships, internships and fellowships to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. As the government’s largest employer of STEM professionals, the U.S. Department of Defense is committed to increasing the pipeline of candidates qualified for technical careers.

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There are nearly300,000DoD STEM Professionals
60,000+of DoD STEM Professionals work in over 200 DoD Laboratories and Centers

Learn About DoD STEM

View the DoD STEM FY2021-2025 Strategic Plan

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